Over the weekend, I decided to bring a hint of Fall into my dining room.  I say “hint” because in keeping with the other Fall decor I’ve done this year {see posts here and here}, I decided to continue with the green and white color scheme.  I know that to many, green and white doesn’t seem like Fall colors, but to me, it looks like the area in which I live!  I am surrounded by evergreen trees that don’t change color, as well as Sycamores that go from green to brown with nothing in between.  Sure there are the occasional trees that have a beautiful display of Fall colors, but I don’t see any surrounding my home and so to me, Fall is represented by green and brown…and my love of white pumpkins. :)

I wanted my Fall tablescape to reflect my love of mixing opposites and so I decided on a rustic elegant look.  Since I was mixing a lot of textures, I decided to keep the color scheme very muted and soft.  Unfortunately, what I discovered about this muted color scheme is that it doesn’t photograph well!  But I did my best… :)




I thought for a long time about what type of greenery I could use that wouldn’t look too much like Spring or Christmas and finally settled on some gray-green seeded eucalyptus that I purchased at Trader Joe’s.  Not only does it smell amazing, but I love that it lays flat nicely but also drapes beautifully from the urn.



Actually, the idea for this tablescape all started with this rusty iron urn that I got from the Co-Op Chicks.  It’s so old that a hole has rusted through the bottom, making it so I couldn’t plant anything in it or use it as a vase, which is why I decided to stack it with silver and white pumpkins.  But I just love the ribbing and fluted detail on it, rust and all!



Since the urn was so rustic, I decided to keep my place settings very simple and a bit more refined.  I used my IKEA dishes, white linen ruffled napkins, a silver charger, and my vintage flatware.



To add a bit of elegance, I added a mini orange pumpkin that I spray painted silver to each plate to tie in with the silver chargers.  I also included a spotted guinea hen feather that I had recently purchased from Feather and Earth {for another project but I had a few left over!}.



And to contrast with the shiny silver used in the place settings, I used vintage tin molds containing wooden tiles as place cards.  Yes, the K is for me.  :)



I plan to let the eucalyptus dry just as it is and the benefit, of course, is that the dining room smells amazing!



I still have a few Fall touches to add to the dining room buffet, but other than that, I’m just about ready!


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  1. Gorgeous! I have been looking for those white pumpkins and haven’t found them in my area yet this year. They look so pretty on your table!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Kim! As luck would have it, I found those pumpkins at the grocery store, but I know they’re popular and sell out quickly. Good luck finding some and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. :)

  2. Just divine Kim! I love your place “cards”. Thanx for partying at my place.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Pamela! I debated whether to include those place “cards” since they are so rustic, but I just couldn’t help myself…. :) Thanks for hosting a fun party!

  3. So pretty! Just noticed that the curves of the pumpkins pick up the scallops of your tin molds and urn. I love seeded eucalyptus, and it really adds so much life to your tables cape. Nice job.

  4. I love it and as a fellow Californian, eucalyptus is a wonderful seasonal accent since the berries add interest and looks so wonderful with white and even orange baby pumpkins. Did you spray the pumpkin silver? I love that accent. Great table, Kim.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Karen – Thank you so much! I did paint the pumpkins silver. They are actually mini orange pumpkins from the grocery store but I used Valspar Brilliant Metal spray paint to change them to silver. :)

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Gail!

  5. I think that white and green look so elegant for your autumn decor. I also enjoy decorating with nuetral colors lots of texture. Thanks for your inspiration!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Rita – It sounds like we’re on the same page when it comes to decorating for fall! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment! :)

  6. This is absolutely my favorite fall-scape that I’ve seen this year!!!! It is so subtle and sophisticated and nary an ORANGE pumpkin in sight!!!! WooHoo!!! I’m not a big fan of orange…I love the silver pumpkin. What paint did you use? I know how versions of silver vary and I like the one you used. Thanks for having such a wonderful vision of fall.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Oh my goodness, Barbara! Thank you for saying such a nice thing about my tablescape!!! I used Valspar Brilliant Metal spray paint in silver to do the pumpkins and it only took one coat – quick and easy! I picked up the paint at either Lowes or Home Depot but I can’t remember which (I bought it for another project I did a while ago).

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Kris- Thank you so much!

  7. Beautiful silver pumpkins! Love the vintage tins with letter tiles.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Michelle!!!!!! :)

  8. Such a beautiful tablescape – I love the silver painted pumpkins that tie into all of the other silver touches through the scheme – very pretty!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Leslie – Thank you! It was last-minute that I decided to paint the pumpkins, but they turned out to be one of my favorite things!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Marty!!

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